Debian Package a Day (debaday) wrote,

ddrescue - copies data from one file or block device to another

dd_rescue is a tool to help you to save data from crashed partition. It tries to read and if it fails, it will go on with the next sectors where tools like dd will fail. If the copying process is interrupted by the user it is possible to continue at any position later. It can copy backwards.

Thorsten R. proudly brings us today's package:
If your harddisk starts getting seriously broken and you need to recover data from the damaged device, then you need ddrescue (dd will give up on broken hardware). Plug the hdd into a working system, fire up ddrescue and throw in some emergency prayers ...


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